Round Hill, Virginia, school correspondence C0255
Published by George Mason University Libraries
The small town of Round Hill in Loudoun County, Virginia, was incorporated in 1900, though it had been settled in the 18th century; typically for a southern town of the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was racially segregated (Scheel, 'History of Round Hill'). This segregation extended to the schools; the Round Hill "colored" school served the African-American community until 1943, when the building burned down (Roeder, 'Round Hill Colored School, Loudon'). As of the 2010 census, Round Hill has a population of 539 (United States Census Bureau).
Round Hill resident Dr. James Edward (J.E.) Copeland was a physician and also played a role in the hiring of educators in the community, to which he moved in 1887 (Scheel, 'History of Round Hill').
This collection contains 10 letters, plus associated letters of recommendation, regarding applications for teaching and principal positions available at the Round Hill and Wood Grove schools in Loudoun County, Virginia, between 1897 and 1900. The recipient of the letters was Dr. J.E. Copeland. Three of the letters specifically reference the Round Hill "colored" school.
Letters are in original order in folder, separated by acid-free paper.
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Round Hill (Va.)
Round Hill, Virginia, school correspondence, C0255, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Purchased by George Mason University Libraries before 2008.
Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in April 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in April 2015.